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6th Apr '16 10:39:59 AM Plasmamate
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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.

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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.
6th Apr '16 10:38:32 AM Plasmamate
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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9N66xBRGY&t=35m0s it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.

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* Japanese samurai would ride into battle wearing a ''horou'' a huge, cape-like silk cloth with their standard on it. The ''horou'' would severely lessen the arrows' impact and interrupt their path--when the History Channel show ''Ancient Discoveries'' tested it, [[http://www.[[https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zy9N66xBRGY&t=35m0s com/watch?v=8B_6BU7SYf8&t=6m06s]] it reduced the chances of being hit]] with an arrow by ''seventy-percent.'' They would still need medical help if an archer got lucky, but three hits out of ten definitely sounds better than getting peppered by archers.
27th Mar '16 8:18:46 AM Morgenthaler
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* Averted and played straight in ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. The pull on [[DwayneJohnson Mathayus]]'s bow is so strong only he can use it. It's shown several times that his arrows can send people flying. However, one of fellow Akkadians is killed by a {{Mook}} arrow volley early on. The BigBad is notorious for being able to block arrows with his sword and is even able to do this to Mathayus's arrow the first time. Played straight when Mathayus is hit in the back by a Mook. He pulls out the arrow (meaning he has very good reach despite all this muscle mass) and uses it to [[spoiler:kill the BigBad who is unable to block the arrow in time]].

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* Averted and played straight Zigzagged in ''Film/TheScorpionKing''. The pull on [[DwayneJohnson Mathayus]]'s Mathayus's bow is so strong only he can use it. It's shown several times that his arrows can send people flying. However, one of fellow Akkadians is killed by a {{Mook}} {{mook}} arrow volley early on. The BigBad is notorious for being able to block arrows with his sword and is even able to do this to Mathayus's arrow the first time. Played straight when When Mathayus is hit in the back by a Mook. He mook, he pulls out the arrow (meaning he has very good reach despite all this muscle mass) and uses it to [[spoiler:kill the BigBad who is unable to block the arrow in time]].
27th Mar '16 8:17:29 AM Morgenthaler
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* In the opening scene of ''TheRoadWarrior'', crazed outlaw biker Wez slowly pulls a quarrel out of his arm while screaming in rage and pain at Max, who's watching from a safe distance. He then tucks the quarrel into a leg holster of other quarrels and drives off. Later Wez pins a man to his vehicle with quarrels, and Max has to cut him loose with a handy bolt cutter.

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* In the opening scene of ''TheRoadWarrior'', ''Film/TheRoadWarrior'', crazed outlaw biker Wez slowly pulls a quarrel out of his arm while screaming in rage and pain at Max, who's watching from a safe distance. He then tucks the quarrel into a leg holster of other quarrels and drives off. Later Wez pins a man to his vehicle with quarrels, and Max has to cut him loose with a handy bolt cutter.
13th Mar '16 12:07:15 AM nombretomado
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* Played straight in ''{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. When the titular barbarian is struck with an arrow, all the player has to do is hit a button to have him yank it out, with no ill effects. Of course, Conan ''is'' one of the biggest badasses in literary history.

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* Played straight in ''{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''.''Franchise/{{Conan|TheBarbarian}}''. When the titular barbarian is struck with an arrow, all the player has to do is hit a button to have him yank it out, with no ill effects. Of course, Conan ''is'' one of the biggest badasses in literary history.
20th Feb '16 3:21:53 PM Cranberries
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* Tuddrussel gets shot [[AmusingInjuries in the butt]] multiple times while escaping from a Chinese prison.

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* In an episode of ''WesternAnimation/TimeSquad'' Tuddrussel gets shot [[AmusingInjuries in the butt]] multiple times while escaping from a Chinese prison.
20th Feb '16 3:20:33 PM Cranberries
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* Tuddrussel gets shot [[AmusingInjuries in the butt]] multiple times while escaping from a Chinese prison.
14th Feb '16 8:23:12 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': This is a ZigZaggingTrope. How much of a danger arrows represent to a character depends on whether they're a human or Apostle, how {{Badass}} they are, and who's doing the shooting. Because ArmorIsUseless in this story for human {{Mooks}} and RedShirts, a volley of arrows from a mass of archers or Guts' repeating crossbow will penetrate their helmets and breastplates, killing them instantly. The Apostle Irvine is probably the deadliest archer in-universe, since he can ''decapitate'' multiple human targets with one MultiShot of his longbow from at least a mile away. For Apostles on the other hand, who are usually enormous monsters and at least far tougher than humans, any amount of arrows from RedShirt archers is merely TheWorfBarrage since such small projectiles [[JustifiedTrope cannot hope to reach their internal organs]]. If it's Guts, on the other hand, he might be able to at least shoot them in the eyes for significant damage. As for how our heroes fare, Guts is usually able to dodge volleys of arrows or use a dead mook as a BulletProofHumanShield. In the anime version of the Hundred Man Fight he even deflects some incoming arrows by a mere swish of his cape: "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]". The ''Golden Age'' movies also have some instances of heroes like Casca swatting away arrows with their swords, and in later manga chapters Guts is able to use the incredibly broad flat of his BFS to shield himself. When a main character actually gets hit, the trope will usually apply in a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] form. Guts gets hit in the hand during the Hundred Man Fight, and snaps it in two with the same hand in a show of bravado. That said, it prevents him from using it to grip his sword and he has to one-hand it for the rest of the fight. He was also significantly weakened by previous arrow wounds in his fight with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, contributing to his collapse and capture. Casca, who is not as much of a tank as Guts, gets hit with ''five'' crossbow bolts when the Hawks were ambushed by the Midland Army. Her wounds are severe and she comes very close to dying, but miraculously she survives and makes a full recovery.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': This is a ZigZaggingTrope. How much of a danger arrows represent to a character depends on whether they're a human or Apostle, how {{Badass}} they are, and who's doing the shooting. Because ArmorIsUseless in this story for human {{Mooks}} and RedShirts, a volley of arrows from a mass of archers or Guts' repeating crossbow will penetrate their helmets and breastplates, killing them instantly. The Apostle Irvine is probably the deadliest archer in-universe, since he can ''decapitate'' multiple human targets with one MultiShot of his longbow from at least a mile away. For Apostles on the other hand, who are usually enormous monsters and at least far tougher than humans, any amount of arrows from RedShirt archers is merely TheWorfBarrage since such small projectiles [[JustifiedTrope cannot hope to reach their internal organs]]. If it's Guts, on the other hand, he might be able to at least shoot them in the eyes for significant damage. As for how our heroes fare, Guts is usually able to dodge volleys of arrows or use a dead mook as a BulletProofHumanShield. In the anime version of the Hundred Man Fight he even deflects some incoming arrows by a mere swish of his cape: "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]". The ''Golden Age'' movies also have some instances of heroes like Casca swatting away arrows with their swords, and in later manga chapters Guts is able to use the incredibly broad flat of his BFS to shield himself. When a main character actually gets hit, the trope will usually apply in a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] form. Guts gets hit in the hand during the Hundred Man Fight, and snaps it in two with the same hand in a show of bravado. That said, it prevents him from using it to grip his sword and he has to one-hand it for the rest of the fight. He was also significantly weakened by previous arrow wounds in his fight with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, contributing to his collapse and capture. Casca, who is not as much of a tank as Guts, gets hit with ''five'' crossbow bolts when the Hawks were get ambushed by the Midland Army. Her wounds are severe and she comes Army, which is treated as very close to dying, serious since she was wearing no armor and they hit her mainly in the torso. She spends three days and nights in a comatose state near death, but miraculously she survives and makes a full recovery.recovery within a year.
14th Feb '16 8:09:51 PM TheBigBopper
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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': This is a ZigZaggingTrope. How much of a danger arrows represent to a character depends on whether they're a human or Apostle, how {{Badass}} they are, and who's doing the shooting. Because ArmorIsUseless in this story for human Mooks and RedShirts, a volley of arrows from a mass of archers or Guts' repeating crossbow will penetrate their helmets and breastplates, killing them instantly. The Apostle Irvine is probably the deadliest archer in-universe, since he can ''decapitate'' multiple human targets with one MultiShot of his longbow from at least a mile away. For Apostles on the other hand, who are usually enormous monsters and at least far tougher than humans, any amount of arrows from RedShirt archers is merely TheWorfBarrage since such small projectiles [[JustifiedTrope cannot hope to reach their internal organs]]. If it's Guts, on the other hand, he might be able to at least shoot them in the eyes for significant damage. As for how our heroes fare, Guts is usually able to dodge volleys of arrows or use a dead mook as a BulletProofHumanShield. In the anime version of the Hundred Man Fight he even deflects some incoming arrows by a mere swish of his cape: "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]". The ''Golden Age'' movies also have some instances of heroes like Casca swatting away arrows with their swords, and in later manga chapters Guts is able to use the incredibly broad flat of his BFS to shield himself. When a main character actually gets hit, the trope will usually apply in a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] form. Guts gets hit in the hand during the Hundred Man Fight, and snaps it in two with the same hand in a show of bravado. That said, it prevents him from using it to grip his sword and he has to one-hand it for the rest of the fight. He was also significantly weakened by previous arrow wounds in his fight with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, contributing to his collapse and capture. Casca, who is not as much of a tank as Guts, gets hit with ''five'' crossbow bolts when the Hawks were ambushed by the Midland Army. Her wounds are severe and she comes very close to dying, but miraculously she survives and makes a full recovery.

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* ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': This is a ZigZaggingTrope. How much of a danger arrows represent to a character depends on whether they're a human or Apostle, how {{Badass}} they are, and who's doing the shooting. Because ArmorIsUseless in this story for human Mooks {{Mooks}} and RedShirts, a volley of arrows from a mass of archers or Guts' repeating crossbow will penetrate their helmets and breastplates, killing them instantly. The Apostle Irvine is probably the deadliest archer in-universe, since he can ''decapitate'' multiple human targets with one MultiShot of his longbow from at least a mile away. For Apostles on the other hand, who are usually enormous monsters and at least far tougher than humans, any amount of arrows from RedShirt archers is merely TheWorfBarrage since such small projectiles [[JustifiedTrope cannot hope to reach their internal organs]]. If it's Guts, on the other hand, he might be able to at least shoot them in the eyes for significant damage. As for how our heroes fare, Guts is usually able to dodge volleys of arrows or use a dead mook as a BulletProofHumanShield. In the anime version of the Hundred Man Fight he even deflects some incoming arrows by a mere swish of his cape: "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]". The ''Golden Age'' movies also have some instances of heroes like Casca swatting away arrows with their swords, and in later manga chapters Guts is able to use the incredibly broad flat of his BFS to shield himself. When a main character actually gets hit, the trope will usually apply in a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] form. Guts gets hit in the hand during the Hundred Man Fight, and snaps it in two with the same hand in a show of bravado. That said, it prevents him from using it to grip his sword and he has to one-hand it for the rest of the fight. He was also significantly weakened by previous arrow wounds in his fight with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, contributing to his collapse and capture. Casca, who is not as much of a tank as Guts, gets hit with ''five'' crossbow bolts when the Hawks were ambushed by the Midland Army. Her wounds are severe and she comes very close to dying, but miraculously she survives and makes a full recovery.
14th Feb '16 8:00:43 PM TheBigBopper
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* Used especially often in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. One notably badass scene involves the main character taking an arrow to the palm of his hand and then snapping that same arrow in half with the wounded hand's fingers! The crossbows used by enemy soldiers still frequently kill people when they hit, and the previously mentioned palm injury is the ONLY time a main character is ever hit by one, and it's treated as a wound that put him at a heavy disadvantage, since his sword is a two-handed weapon. Later on this trope is played even more straight: the Apostles are simply so large that crossbow bolts penetrate their skin but can't even reach vital organs, essentially sticking in their skin like thorns or burrs. Guts STILL manages to make use of his arm-crossbow effectively though, by aiming for their softer parts, like their eyes.
** The anime has him deflecting arrows with his cloak. "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]".

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* Used especially often in ''Manga/{{Berserk}}''. One notably badass scene involves the main ''Manga/{{Berserk}}'': This is a ZigZaggingTrope. How much of a danger arrows represent to a character taking an arrow to the palm of his hand and then snapping that same arrow in half with the wounded hand's fingers! The crossbows used by enemy soldiers still frequently kill people when depends on whether they're a human or Apostle, how {{Badass}} they hit, are, and who's doing the previously mentioned palm injury is the ONLY time a main character is ever hit by one, and it's treated as a wound that put him at a heavy disadvantage, since his sword is a two-handed weapon. Later on shooting. Because ArmorIsUseless in this trope is played even more straight: the Apostles are simply so large that story for human Mooks and RedShirts, a volley of arrows from a mass of archers or Guts' repeating crossbow bolts will penetrate their skin but can't even reach vital organs, essentially sticking in their skin like thorns or burrs. Guts STILL manages to make use helmets and breastplates, killing them instantly. The Apostle Irvine is probably the deadliest archer in-universe, since he can ''decapitate'' multiple human targets with one MultiShot of his arm-crossbow effectively though, by aiming for their softer parts, like their eyes.
** The anime has him deflecting
longbow from at least a mile away. For Apostles on the other hand, who are usually enormous monsters and at least far tougher than humans, any amount of arrows with from RedShirt archers is merely TheWorfBarrage since such small projectiles [[JustifiedTrope cannot hope to reach their internal organs]]. If it's Guts, on the other hand, he might be able to at least shoot them in the eyes for significant damage. As for how our heroes fare, Guts is usually able to dodge volleys of arrows or use a dead mook as a BulletProofHumanShield. In the anime version of the Hundred Man Fight he even deflects some incoming arrows by a mere swish of his cloak. cape: "[[WebVideo/BerserkAbridged And now, just in case you had any faith left in humanity]]...[[http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DCyujnxaMYs#t=4m30s know that someone, somewhere, thought that THIS made sense]]". The ''Golden Age'' movies also have some instances of heroes like Casca swatting away arrows with their swords, and in later manga chapters Guts is able to use the incredibly broad flat of his BFS to shield himself. When a main character actually gets hit, the trope will usually apply in a [[DownplayedTrope Downplayed]] form. Guts gets hit in the hand during the Hundred Man Fight, and snaps it in two with the same hand in a show of bravado. That said, it prevents him from using it to grip his sword and he has to one-hand it for the rest of the fight. He was also significantly weakened by previous arrow wounds in his fight with the Holy Iron Chain Knights, contributing to his collapse and capture. Casca, who is not as much of a tank as Guts, gets hit with ''five'' crossbow bolts when the Hawks were ambushed by the Midland Army. Her wounds are severe and she comes very close to dying, but miraculously she survives and makes a full recovery.
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